Thread: E92 Side Gills
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      07-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #6

Drives: E92M3,E36M3,955GTS,NA6 Miata
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: cbus, oh

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Originally Posted by Deeps View Post
How you all doing guys?

I ordered and fitted my Melbourne red side gills on my Jerez Black M3 and not really feeling it anymore :

So think I'll need to be giving either these or my OEM chrome ones a respray.

Has anybody attempted spraying their own? Whats the best way to proceed? (I.e. any tips on which products to use prior to painting and any finishing clear coats to use?)
I sprayed mine to go anti-chrome. Get a multi pack of sandpaper from an autoparts store (something around 100 / 1000 / 2000 grit combo pack) and once you've knocked the chrome off wetsand to a smooth finish. I used Dupont Acrylic clear coat over Rustoleum Metallic Indoor/Outdoor. You can use Dupont Acrylic, I just found I liked the blue better on the Rustoleum. Then I hand buffed with a microfiber towel and some compound/polish. Took me 1 Sunday afternoon and the best part is if you screw it up, sand it down and respray!

Sorry for crappy iPhone pics.

2008 E92 AW 6MT /// 115k orig rod bearings